Elmer Verrette Alcock Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Elmer Verrette “Sonny” Alcock Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at First Baptist Church with Brother Brian Wells officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.
Visitation hours at the funeral home will begin today, Tuesday, July 30, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday at First Baptist Church from 8 a.m. until the time of services.
Mr. Alcock died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 1:05 a.m. in Jennings American Legion Hospital.
Elmer was a native of China, La., a small community near Elton, and a resident of Jennings for most of his life. He was the son of the late Elmer V. Alcock Sr. and Mary Jones Alcock, and was known as Sonny to all. He was a man that served people and was dedicated to being a faithful servant and witness of Jesus Christ. Sonny touched many lives in Jennings area. He was a retired License Control Officer for Louisiana Department of Public Safety, an active member of First Baptist Church, and served as Boy Scout Leader, Troop 67, for numerous years. More recently, he served as a volunteer at Jennings American Legion Hospital. Sonny was recognized as their first male volunteer and for his years of dedication and service. Sonny loved people and people loved Sonny. He was the one roaming the halls of the hospital spreading joy and smiles to all that would look his way. Offering to give directions and comfort to patient family members and love and compassion to those suffering. Sonny also had a passion for Bluegrass music and would travel to be with his many “Bluegrass” friends, as they brought him great joy.
He is survived by his beautiful wife of 62 years, Etta Jean Wells Alcock; a sister, Elmeretta Alcock Loughlin; and a sister-in-law, Catherine “Olive” Alcock, all of Jennings. Also, Gaynell Broussard Dumas of Hope, Ala., Marilyn Broussard Andrus of Kerrville, Texas, John Loughlin of San Antonio, Texas, Robert Loughlin of Cibolo, Texas, Patrick Loughlin of Onalaska, Texas, Terry Freid and Tom Wells of Erving, Texas, Kathy Rigsby and Diane Frazier of Alexandria, Jim Wells and John Wells of Houston, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Evelyn Alcock Broussard; and his brother, Walter Alcock.
Mrs. Jean Alcock and the family would like to express special thanks to Tammy Louvier for her love, care and support. She extends the sincerest gratitude to Jennings American Legion Hospital, specifically to the ICU staff for their tender care. She also thanks all the friends and family for their faithful prayers and love.
Words of comfort may be expressed at www.miguezfuneralhome.
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